Sonic Gems: Show Boat by Hammerstein and Kern

Show Boat is a musical in two acts that featured music composed by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II.  This is based on Edna Ferber’s novel of the same name.  The musical follows the lives of the performers, stagehands and dock workers on the Mississippi River show boat called the Cotton Blossom.  Within this telling are themes of racial prejudice and tragically enduring love.  Some of the classic songs from this musical are Ol’ Man RiverMake Believe and Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man.

You may listen to the soundtrack here:



About alohapromisesforever

Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
This entry was posted in Thought For the Day and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s